Palliative Care Symposium - 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital - Southampton, NY
1 Day Conference September 28th, 2022
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Patients with chronic and life-limiting illness, the elderly, and the bereaved are commonly seen in primary care practice and the skill required to care for these patients are informed by an understanding of the principles and practice of palliative care. This symposium focuses on providing education on the palliative care philosophy and how it can be incorporated into clinical practice at the primary care level.

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Dates and Times

Start: 9/28/2022 8:00 AM
End: 9/28/2022 4:30 PM


  • understanding and addressing the experience of physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering in specific patient populations.
  • demonstrate the knowledge and ability to counsel patients and families on the indications and contraindications for invasive procedures, such as artificial nutrition, mechanical ventilation, withdrawal of care.
  • understanding ethical issues in end-of-life care and respecting patients’ personal values.
  • recognizing and responding to cultural, linguistic, and spiritual diversity and to varied personal styles.
  • understanding the pathophysiology and illness trajectories of specific chronic conditions.
  • skillfully managing pain and other common, distressing symptoms commonly occurring in end-stage disease.
  • communicating effectively and humanely with the patient and family about diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, and goals of care.
  • working with an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to optimize quality of life using a range of both aggressive and palliative care options.
  • developing an awareness of one’s own attitudes, feelings, and expectations regarding death and loss.
  • consistently demonstrates ethical conduct and emotional maturity.
  • developing skills to evaluate and implement quality improvement projects related to patient care and safety.
  • working with the interdisciplinary team to enhance the patient care experience and outcomes.
  • understanding the ethical and legal implications present in the practice of palliative medicine.


  • Dr. Pedro Calves, MD
    • Understanding the Palliative Role in the Care of the Advanced Cardiac Disease Patient
  • Dr. Gene Decastro, MD
    • Palliative Medicine and Hematologic Malignances: Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration
  • Dr. Grace Ker, MD
    • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Dr. Grace Latorre, DO
    • Palliative Care of the Patient with Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Santiago Lopez, MD
    • Increasing Goals of Care Documentation & Its Impact on <30 Days Readmissions for Patients with Medicare-Fee-for-Services. Does Specialist-Level Palliative Care Matter?


  • Lessons From the Road - Interdisciplinary Palliative Perspective on Patients with Cognitive Impairment
    • Ms. Dawn Breitenbach, MSW
    • Ms. Linda Coleman, MSN
    • Ms. Dorothy Raniolo, LMSW
    • Dr. Allison Van Arsdale, DO


Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Duke Auditorium at Chancellor's Hall
39 Tuckahoe Road
Southampton, NY 11968


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Donna Lovaglio
Department: OCME
Phone: (631) 444-2094

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(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222